Arrange baskets of fresh fruit for friends or family.
- Fill a bowl with fruits and leave it as an offering to the gods
- Fill a basket with pine cones, colorful dried leaves, wheat,
acorns, and fallen pine branches and leave it by your door.
- Make a protection charm of hazelnuts strung on red thread.
- Hang dried ears of corn on the front door, doorposts, or outside
- Serve a Mabon meal of wine/nectar from the God, and beans and
squash from the Goddess. Some sort of soup with carrots, onions,
potatoes, radishes, and/or corn combines both the energies of the
God and Goddess.
- Collect milkweed pods to decorate at Yuletide and to attract
- Call upon the elementals and honor them for their help with:
North = Earth: the home and finances
East= Air: school and knowledge
South = Fire: careers and accomplishments
West = Water: emotional balance and fruitful relationships
- Make wine
- It is a good time to walk the forests, gathering dried plants
for use as altar decorations or herbal magic.
Take a walk outside and enjoy the cooling weather.
- Gathering autumn leaves in bright colors.
- Take a trip to a farmer's market (I love Pike Place Market in
Seattle for this reason!)
- Private Meditation on the meanings of Mabon.
- Private Ritual
- Become a volunteer. Be a mentor, or read stories to kids at the
public library. Do something to help those who would otherwise go
Go to an Autumn Festival.
- Host an open Sabbat Ritual for your community.
- Try making wine.
- Prepare a feast of foods appropriate for the season.
- Research the practices for Mabon of other traditions, and try
- Eat lots of Apples and drink apple cider.
Activities for Kids
- Make bird feeders
- Make paper bouquets of autumn flowers.
- Make Leaf Prints
- Make a place mat using dried leaves, flowers and
- Make a wax paper leaf sun-catchers.
- Read stories about Autumn and the changing
seasons. Try Kat Dyer's
- Talk to your child about the season and answer any questions they have about your religious traditions and practices.